Idaho, which is shortly mentioned as ID, is one of the 50 states of the United States, situated in the northwest part of the United States. It is surrounded by Wyoming in the east, Oregon and Washington on the west, the Canadian province of British Columbia in the north, Utah and Nevada in the south and Montana in the northeast. The state is the 39th most populous, the 14th biggest and the 7th least densely inhabited among the 50 United States. Inhabitants of Idaho are called Idahoans.
Idaho was the 43rd state admitted to the union on the 3rd of July 1890. The total land area of Idaho is 83,568 square miles, which offers the state an area rank of 14 out of the available 50 states in the United States. In addition, water surface occupies 926 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 44 counties in Idaho among which three counties, such as Caribou County, Clark County and Jerome County were recently formed simultaneously in the state in 1919.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of Idaho was 1,293,953. Among the counties of the Idaho State, the Ada County is ranked as the most populous county with the population of 392,365, and the Clark County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 982.
As of 2010, there are four State Electoral Votes in Idaho. The State Quarter issue Date of Idaho is June 5, 2007. “It is forever” is the state motto of Idaho.
Gem State is the nickname of the state of Idaho. The name of the state bird of Idaho is the Mountain Bluebird. The Western WhitePine is the state tree of Idaho, and Syringa is the state flower. Boise is the state capital of Idaho. The Boise City is the biggest of all cities in Idaho by population, and the Aroostook County ranks first in total land area. Boise is the oldest city in Idaho. The state of Idaho is served by a single area code, such as 208.
There are six states and one Canadian province surrounding the Idaho state. Idaho as well, shares a short boundary with the Canadian region of British Columbia in the north. The scenery is rough with some of the major unharmed natural areas in the United States. Idaho is a rock-strewn mountain state with copious natural resources and picturesque areas.
The state of Idaho includes snow-covered mountains, rapids, enormous lakes and vertical canyons. The Snake River flows through Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in the United States. Shoshone Falls pushes down rocky cliffs from a height more than that of Niagara Falls. The main rivers in Idaho include the Clark Fork or Pend Oreille River, the Snake River, the Salmon River and the Clearwater River. Other important rivers of the state include the Spokane River, the Coeur D'Alene River, the Payette River and the Boise River.